Ontario is continuing to
make smart investments in transit and infrastructure to improve the quality of
life for people across the province today and build a more prosperous tomorrow.
released its Infrastructure and Transit Progress Report today. It highlights
how the government's unprecedented investments of nearly $100 billion to
modernize public infrastructure since 2003 have helped create jobs, support
businesses and improve everyday life for the people of Ontario.
accomplishments in transit since 2003 include:
more than $9.1 billion in GO Transit to help provide a more affordable,
reliable and comfortable alternative to driving.
GO Transit add 10 new stations, 30,000 parking spots, 208 new rail cars, 152
new single-level buses and 47 new double-decker buses to its operations.
PRESTO, an electronic transit fare system that allows riders to travel across
multiple transit systems with ease, now serving more than one million users
across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and in Ottawa.
- Committing more than $2.7 billion in gas tax funding
significant progress on the Union Pearson Express, which will connect Canada's two busiest transportation hubs, Union
Station and Pearson
Key accomplishments in infrastructure since 2003 include:
more than $19 billion to design, repair and expand provincial highways and
bridges across Ontario.
In the last year, these projects have supported more than 20,000 jobs across
or rebuilding more than 7,900 kilometres of highways and more than 950 bridges
$12 billion in improvements to education infrastructure,
creating and sustaining an average of about 16,000 jobs every year.
more than $1.6 billion in modernizing public safety infrastructure across the
province, including the South West Detention Centre in Windsor, the Toronto
South Detention Centre, and the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex.
more than $21 billion in health care infrastructure. In 2013-14, provincial
infrastructure investments in Ontario's
hospitals supported nearly 26,000 jobs.
infrastructure and transit is part of the government's economic plan that is
creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six
priorities focus on Ontario's
greatest strengths - its people and strategic partnerships.